Lake Champlain News & Events

Lake Champlain News and Events

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Lake Champlain News & Events

Lake Champlain News, Information, Events and Activities from all around the Lake Champlain Valley of northern New York and Vermont and southern Quebec.

There’s a lot going on around the Lake Champlain Valley and it can be tricky keeping up with different events in the different communities around the Valley. If you’re looking for a calendar of events and activities, you can check out Lake Champlain Life Calendar.

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Lake Champlain News & Events:

Lake Champlain Muskie Catches Point to Restoration Progress

Posted on Mar 20th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Lake Champlain Muskie Catches Point to Restoration Progress     Recent northern Lake Champlain muskellunge ice fishing catches have given Vermont Fish & Wildlife's fisheries biologists further evidence that the muskie stocking and restoration efforts in Missisquoi Bay…

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Land Donation Expands Dead Creek WMA in Addison County, VT 

Posted on Mar 15th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Land Donation Expands Dead Creek WMA in Addison County, VT Popular Vermont bid-watching and waterfowl destination to increase by 37 acres     One of Vermont’s premiere wildlife hotspots, the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison has expanded according to the Vermont…

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New York 2017-2018 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guides available

Posted on Mar 13th, 2017 - 0 Comments

New York 2017-2018 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guides available The New York 2017-2018 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide is now available. Regulations in the guide are in effect from April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018. Anglers should review a copy of the guide before casting a line after…

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Boat Stewards Needed for Upcoming Season

Posted on Mar 11th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Boat Stewards Needed for Upcoming Season   The Lake Champlain Basin Program is hiring up yo ten boat launch stewards to work at N.Y. and Vt. public boat launch access areas during the program’s 11th season. The stewards help to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species by…

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Vermont: Fish & Wildlife Urges Vermonters to Remember Non-game Wildlife Fund Tax Checkoff

Posted on Mar 7th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Vermont: Fish & Wildlife Urges Vermonters to Remember Non-game Wildlife Fund Tax Checkoff Vermonters interested in helping conserve wildlife should consider donating to the Non-game Wildlife Fund on line 29 of their Vermont income tax form this tax season. The fund helps conserve some of…

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New York’s 2016 Aquatic Invasive Species Control Efforts

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2017 - 0 Comments

New York's 2016 Aquatic Invasive Species Control Efforts The New York State Park’s Boat Steward Program is one of many boat steward programs throughout New York State. These programs offer targeted educational programming to increase awareness about aquatic invasive species (AIS) and other…

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New York DEC Adopts New Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2017 - 0 Comments

New York DEC Adopts New Freshwater Fishing Regulations New or Modified Regulations Established for Various Fish Species and Methods of Take New freshwater fishing regulations go into effect April 1, 2017, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos…

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2017 Lake Champlain Waterfowl Season Public Hearings

Posted on Feb 27th, 2017 - 0 Comments

2017 Lake Champlain Waterfowl Season Public Hearings March 14, Whitehall, NY- March 15, Essex, VT-March 16, Newport, VT Public hearings on the status of waterfowl populations and proposed waterfowl hunting seasons for the State of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York will be held…

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Two Record Fish Caught in Vermont in 2016

Posted on Feb 20th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Two Record Fish Caught in Vermont in 2016 New records set for bluegill and freshwater drum The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department announced that two fish caught in 2016 were certified as new state records, making them the 14th and 15th state records that have been set for individual…

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Reminder to Remove Ice Shanties from Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Posted on Feb 18th, 2017 - 0 Comments

A Reminder to Remove Ice Shanties Vermont state law requires that ice fishing shanties be removed from the ice before the ice weakens, according the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The name and address of the owner must be affixed to the ice shanty, and the shanty must be removed…

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Free Fishing Weekend February 18-19

Posted on Feb 12th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Free Fishing Weekend February 18-19 The first of New York's free fishing days for 2017 will be next weekend on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19. On these days, New York residents and non-residents are allowed to fish for free without a fishing license. Please note that fishing…

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Waterfowl Hunting Blinds Must Be Removed

Posted on Feb 8th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Waterfowl Hunting Blinds Must Be Removed From Lake Champlain   Waterfowl hunters who have not already removed their hunting blinds from the waters of the state must do so. The deadline is February 15 on Lake Champlain or May 15 on inland waters according to a reminder from the Vermont…

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Anglers: Put Safety First When Ice Fishing

Posted on Feb 4th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Anglers: Put Safety First When Ice Fishing A Minimum of Four Inches of Clear Ice is Safe for Anglers on Foot! The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reminds ice anglers to use caution and common sense during ice fishing season.Four inches or more of solid ice is…

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife Urges Extra Caution on the Ice

Posted on Jan 31st, 2017 - 0 Comments

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Urges Extra Caution on the Ice Anyone venturing onto the ice for ice fishing or other activities is urged to exercise extra caution on the ice by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. January's warmer weather has deteriorated ice on lakes, ponds and rivers…

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2017 Vermont Fishing Guide Corrections

Posted on Jan 30th, 2017 - 0 Comments

2017 Vermont Fishing Guide Corrections   The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department posted the following corrections to the 2017 Vermont Fishing Guide. They ask that anglers please note the following corrections to information previously published in the Vermont 2017 Fishing Guide…

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Vermont Free Ice Fishing Day 2017

Posted on Jan 27th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Vermont Free Ice Fishing Day 2017   If you've always wanted to try ice fishing but never got around to it, Vermont Fish & Wildlife is offering a “FREE ICE FISHING DAY” on the last Saturday in January. Saturday, January 28, 2017 is Vermont’s free ice fishing day - a day…

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Introduction to Ice Fishing for Walleye

Posted on Dec 31st, 2016 - 0 Comments

‍Introduction to Ice Fishing for Walleye Saturday, January 14, 2017 11:00am-1:30pm: Lake Carmi, Franklin, VT The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is conducting an introductory course on ice fishing for walleye. The course will reinforce the basics while teaching basic techniques that…

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Progress Update on Community Sailing Center

Posted on Dec 17th, 2016 - 0 Comments

Winter at CSC - Construction in Full Swing Construction Update! Things are moving along nicely here on the balmy shores of Lake Champlain this month! Although temperatures this morning were nonexistent - topping out at 0°, construction crews were as busy as ever. The crews have just about…

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Vermont Watershed Grants

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016 - 0 Comments

Vermont Watershed Grants   Vermonters have an opportunity to protect and restore watersheds through the Vermont Watershed Grants Program. Half of the proceeds derived from the sale of the Vermont Conservation License Plate go towards funding the Vermont Watershed Grants Program. The…

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Missisquoi Bay Watershed Plan

Posted on Nov 9th, 2016 - 0 Comments

Plan for Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands of the Missisquoi Bay Watershed The lakes, rivers and wetlands of Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay watershed provide recreational opportunities, drinking water and support for wildlife habitat and plant communities.  Water resource protection and…

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